Dentures

If you’re looking for dentures in Bournemouth, come in and have a chat about which of our different types of denture would suit you most.

We are very confident about the comfortable fit of our dentures, as the clinical dental technician, Emily Whitmarsh*, who makes your dentures, attends your appointments.

Emily, working under the supervision of dentist Tim Doyle joins us at Shelley Manor Dental to bring her extensive knowledge of dental prosthetics to benefit our denture patients. It is very advantageous that the person actually fabricating the dentures has a direct connection and understanding of the needs of the patient. Tim and Emily will work closely together to make sure you are offered the very best dentures we can provide.

Emily, our Clinical Dental Technician

We are now offering free denture consultations with Emily at Shelley Manor Dental on Friday mornings.

 

Why have dentures?

Most people dread the idea of having to wear a denture. The good news is dentures have vastly improved in recent years. For people who have suffered dental problems, dentures can be their fresh start. They provide you with new teeth that restore and enhance your smile. Studies show that a large number of people notice teeth and smiles first and make a judgement about that person based on what they see, even if it’s only subconsciously. Not having the smile you want or the ability to eat what you want can affect your psychological health as well as your physical health.

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Research strongly suggests that people who don’t choose to restore their missing teeth can lack proper nutrition in their diet. This can be a result of either not being able to chew your food properly which leads to later problems with digestion, or by-passing certain foods altogether because it is so uncomfortable and difficult to bite into them. Not only can this impact on day-to-day eating habits but it can also negatively affect your social life as eating out may not be a viable option.

Aesthetically dentures will improve your look; missing teeth can result in your cheeks sinking inwards or downwards, which causes wrinkles to form that may make you appear older than you actually are and can make you look more gaunt or unwell. Having dentures fitted can actually help to reverse this process by giving your cheeks and the skin on your face the support they need to retain a younger shape. We often hear the phrase “I’m too old to spend money on my teeth” from patients who are only 60-70 years old but the truth is you are only as old as you feel and you can easily enjoy another 20-30 years with your family and friends. That’s a long time to live with eating and speaking difficulties when they could so easily be solved.

What are my options?

Here at Shelley Manor Dental we offer a wide range of denture options:

Acrylic (plastic) Dentures

A denture is a removable appliance used to replace any number of missing teeth. The most common and affordable type of dentures are acrylic, which benefit from being cost effective whilst still fully functional. The denture base is made from a pink acrylic with acrylic teeth bonded on matching the shade of your choice. If you still have natural teeth present then depending on their location, some subtle clasps may be added to aid with retention.

Metal frame dentures (or chrome cobalt dentures)

Precision made and grip the teeth excellently. They are very strong, durable and thin. The denture can be designed with acrylic teeth and gum on a metal alloy framework which fits behind the teeth so that no metal is visible when you smile. Tooth clasps can be added to hold the denture securely in place.

Implant retained dentures

These are relatively new and exciting. Dentures can now be stabilised with implants which can make a huge difference to patients who have been struggling with loose ill-fitting dentures. No need for denture adhesives, pastes, sticky gum or powders, Implants help to maintain your facial structures by preserving the remaining bone in your jaws. Implants serve as man-made substitutes for the root portion of the lost natural teeth, and act as an anchor for replacement teeth, this means that Implant retained dentures virtually guarantee that your denture stays seated securely and comfortably – no more embarrassing moments caused by loose dentures!

Myerson duraflex partial dentures

A partial denture is ideal for patients who still have natural teeth, but want to close any unwanted gaps. The Myerson duraflex dentures are extremely subtle and flexible, easy to adjust and even easier to polish; ideal for a smaller gap to avoid any material coverage on the roof of the mouth. They are very comfortable to wear and because they are thin and translucent, DuraFlex partials are incredibly discreet, virtually disappearing in the mouth. Their advanced thermoplastic is clinically unbreakable and won’t absorb moisture; making them stain and odour resistant.

‘PEEK’ Framework dentures (poly-ether-ether-ketone)

This is a biocompatible, non-allergic, rigid structure that has flexibility comparable to natural bone. It is a favourable alternative to the metal framed dentures. The PEEK partial denture frameworks are strong and lightweight for improved patient comfort; made using a digital design, they match the patient’s individual anatomy; and the metal-free denture framework is taste-neutral. The ‘PEEK’ framework dentures benefit from;

  • Being extremely light in weight
  • Low plaque affinity
  • Durable wear resistance
  • Aesthetically pleasing

The material has been used for years in orthopaedic and medical technology (e.g. heart stents and joint replacements)

 

*Tim Doyle is now a mentor for our Clinical Dental Technician, Emily, who is undertaking the CDT course at Kings College London. Emily also runs a dental lab at the prestigious South Coast Dental Specialists and has experience in providing the latest denture technologies.

0% finance available so you can spread the cost of your treatment over a longer period. Call us on 01202 443882 to book an appointment.

Testimonials
A pleasure!

If you want to make a trip to the dentist a pleasure, come here for first class professional treatment at Shelley Manor

Mrs I. Bowden

November 2017

“Must be the gentlest hygiene session I’ve ever experienced”

"Must be the gentlest hygiene session I've ever experienced, whether due to new technology or care of the hygienist I'm not sure but my teeth feel/look great now. I've booked my next session already. Old mansion house, first floor and renovation work in progress and new equipment getting fitted as I write this. Parking also available "

David Fraser, July 2017

 

I highly recommend the practice

Shelley Manor Dental provide a personal patient-centred approach to their treatment plans accommodating individual preferences and budgets! I came to see Tim after years of extensive dental work and implants. Tim has restored my teeth to a natural looking smile, whilst also considering the longevity of his treatment, my "bite", and overall what I wanted as a final outcome. The team have been friendly and approachable and I highly recommend the practice.

Anita (a nurse-teacher)

I was happy to find Tim Doyle

After trying many different dental practices I was happy to find Tim Doyle. His work is excellent and he has done a lot of work on my teeth to make them look better. I would be happy to recommend him and regularly do.

Miss S. Hendy

Thanks so much for your great work

Dear Shelley Manor Team,

Thanks so much for your great work.

After avoiding dentists for most of my adult life due to 'dental phobia' brought on by extensive treatment in childhood, I finally researched 'dentists' on the internet. The Shelley Manor website sounded perfect with the link to the lovely Debbie at Bournemouth Cognitive Behaviour. After emailing her and a short series of meetings she 'held my hand' and introduced me to Tim and the dental team. I have now had a course of treatment in a wonderfully calm, friendly environment free from pain or stress. I can recommend their services to anyone.

Richard R.

October 2016

Scared of the dentist? Visit Mr Tim Doyle at Shelley Manor Dental

As someone who had struggled with an irrational fear of the dentist since childhood, I was delighted to discover Shelley Manor Dental, a private dental practice owned and run by Mr Tim Doyle and his wife, Nuala.

Based in Shelley Manor Medical Centre, with easy parking and modern consulting rooms, this practice offers a range of services including those provided by a wonderfully sensitive hygienist named Eddie.

On every visit, I have been made to feel at ease. I am rarely kept waiting for more than a minute or two (important when your instinct is to run away!), and I'm always greeted with a warm welcome. Especially from Natalie, the lovely Dental Nurse.

Tim's calm, open and friendly approach makes it easy to relax once 'in the chair'. He knows his stuff, explains everything clearly and his obvious enthusiasm for his subject is infectious. Who knew that photos of an 'upper right 7' could be so interesting?

I will shortly be moving to Bath but, having found this gem of a dentist after ten years of searching for someone who did not make me feel foolish, I fully intend to remain a patient of Shelley Manor Dental for a long time to come.

Thank you Tim, Nuala, Natalie and Eddie for a first-class service.

W. Michie, October 2015

I will be forever grateful

I moved from the Midlands and first used Shelly Manor Dentist in 2011. I wanted to make my teeth more aesthetically pleasing as I have knocked my front teeth out after a cycling accident and the old caps were looking sad.
Tim was fantastic and between us we worked out a cost effective way of making my smile much nicer. I had veneers on all my upper teeth to match up the colour and was thrilled! Thank you Tim and Nuala, I will be forever grateful.

Samantha J Hudson

This is a really good dental practice…

...and I thoroughly recommend it. Tim Doyle is not only first class in what he does, he is a good communicator and is especially concerned about the needs and feelings of his patients.
Also the support staff are friendly and supportive, including Sharon who runs the office.
I have come to Tim from an NHS dental practice, but have not found much difference in charges. His practice is modern and very well equipped. I really like being able to see any x-ray details, immediately available and while you sit in the chair.
It is all extremely good and highly professional.

M.Jay   November 2014

Excellent!

Apart from the injection, I actually enjoyed the rest. I nearly fell asleep!! Thank you to the team.

Mrs M. D., July 2014

No need for improvements!

Lovely and friendly with a fantastic result. Can't thank the team enough!
Niamh K.F. June 2014

Other dentists could not get to the bottom of my problem

I suffered pain in my jaw for many years and I had worn down my lower teeth. I also suffered from related headaches. Other dentists could not get to the bottom of my problem. I was referred to an NHS dental specialist but I was told it was not possible to do anything for me.

Tim Doyle was the first person to tell me he was able to help. He diagnosed a temporomandibular joint disorder. To start with he referred me for physiotherapy on my head, jaw and face over the course of several months. Then in stages he replaced my lower teeth with crowns and bridges. I am very pleased with my end result and I have teeth that I can eat with. Aesthetically my teeth look better, and my headaches are much less frequent.

Margit M. (March 2014)

Cosy and homely, which makes me feel comfortable and at ease

I sought refuge three years ago at Shelley Manor Dental practice after many traumatic experiences at other dentists. I instantly felt listened to and all my needs were met in a warm and caring way. The environment is cosy and homely, which makes me feel comfortable and at ease. My experience of attending dental appointments and having dental treatment has completely changed since I came to the practice. I am not fearful anymore and have total trust in the team at Shelley Manor. I have been treated with respect and dignity each time and all my dental treatments have been outstanding.

Garance D. (February 14)

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